Erik ten Hag during the encounter with Benfica.
“It is very important to this period, well before all of our internationals fly out”, let coach Erik ten Hag know. “Well that last match we want to win.”
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Ajax put in the past few weeks a great series down: five wins and a draw, last Wednesday in the Champions League against Benfica in Lisbon (1-1). “We need the Champions League now behind us”, it argued At the Hag.
“The focus is now back on the league and wait for the Excelsior. That is a spirited contest, with a fanatical, tormented and motivated opponent. We will Sunday a very deep need to go for the victory.”
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As Hag said that the difference between the impressive Estádio da Luz of Benfica and the cosy Woudestein Excelsior is pretty big. “We must be prepared, we must deal with it.”
It is not yet clear whether Frenkie de Jong (hip injury) at Ajax can join.